Wine = Condiment
Think About Toppings...and Consider Sake!
With any burger (as with any dish), the real question is what are you doing with it? Are there any special toppings involved? What kind of cheese are you putting on top? If you're going standard cheddar, I would steer you more toward a nice Bourgogne rouge, or one of the delicious Crozes Hermitage bottlings from Domaine Combier, the Minervois from Chateau Massiac, or one of the great Mencias from Guimaro. With a goat cheese-topped rare burger, I would suggest some Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, or Silex Noir. Also, the Nishida brewery in Japan makes a sake called Denshu. Denshu is made for meat. It is genius. Drinking Denshu with meat will make you a better person."—Collin Casey, Namu Gaji (San Francisco)